My sister is tripping around on an Epic Pass and having a great time but was kind of blown away by the $US189 ($A260) day pass at Vail. I wrote a bit about it: http://thesnowgauge.net/australia/would-you-pay-us189-for-a-days-lift-pass/ So the question is does the best value season pass justify the worst value day pass in your opinion? PS: Her husband subsequently just told me they wanted $US249 for a half day kids group ski lesson. Wow! Is it becoming just like the airlines where your base product represents good value but you get stung every other step of the way?